So I was on Time4learning and doing a few preschool demos with my son. I've tried to read to him but he just ignores me. His attention span is not great. But he'll sit and watch tv for hours. If its colorful and interactive he listens. Time4learning is $20 a month and not something I want to spend on pre-school activities. So are there cheap or free alternatives that are similar to their lessons?
I don't know what all is in their lessons, but www.abcmouse.com is $8 a month (or cheaper of you pay yearly), and it has a lot of stuff in game format with all different subjects (math, language arts, art, music, social studies, and maybe science too...I forget). www.starfall.com is fun for younger kids too...they have different sections: learning the alphabet, learning the sounds, putting the sounds together, and then reading, as well as "fun" games stuff too. All my kids have loved Starfall.
homeschool buyers coop has lots of discounts. It's free to join the coop. They send weekly emails and what i love most is that they often offer free trials (that are not normally offered) ooka island is crazy expensive but DD spent TONS of hrs doing the free trial. It was a 14 day trial, she got less interested toward the end so I'm not sure if we'll buy it or not. We also just did a PBSkidsplay.com 10 day trial as well!!